We’ve had a lot going on lately. Nothing earth-shattering but definitely a lot of small things that have added stress to our lives and forced us to be dependent upon others in a number of capacities. Stress and dependence make me grumpy and yesterday I lashed out at John a little more than he deserved for not picking up his toys. I felt horrible about it and had to apologize. In doing so, I mentioned that mom is extra cranky due to a number of things including the car being broken and needing to get a new one. He leaned in, gave me a kiss on the cheek and said, “I forgive you. That’s okay, Mom. I didn’t like the little car anyway.” And that made things seem a little bit better. Sometimes, I wish I could have his happy perspective on things.
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